Tougher airport security amid global Islamist threat

New and undisclosed security measures will be imposed on airports flying passengers from Europe to the United States, amid concerns of increased risk of attack from al-Qaeda or other Islamist-affiliated groups.

Read: US to increase security measures at overseas airports

Security will be tightened here in the UK, but the threat level has not been altered, the government said.

US security officials believe that the threat of new types of bombs being smuggled on board planes has grown, but would not give details on what exactly has triggered the precautions.

Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.

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UK airport security to be increased after US call

Security is being increased at UK airports after the US asked for tougher measures amid reports that terrorists are working on a bomb that could evade scanners. The Government said most passengers should not experience disruption from the new regime.